INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT: BILINGUAL OFFICE AIDE (ANTICIPATED OPENINGS) 2021/22


Worcester Public Schools - Anticipated
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3668334 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 8, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
POSITION: INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT- BILINGUAL OFFICE AIDE

REPORTS TO: BUILDING PRINCIPAL

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:

This position is accountable for providing assistance to parents, office staff and faculty in the delivery of quality education and school-community relations by means of maturity and sound reasoning consistent with rules and regulations of the Worcester Public Schools.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Responsible for assisting parents in the enrollment process, insuring that all proper forms are completed.

2. Responsible for assuring the completion of the Classroom Language Survey Form for every new enrollee in the school and for filing a completed Home Language Survey Form in the student’s cumulative record.

3. Responsible for forwarding to parents the Parental Notification letter indicating placement in the Bilingual Program and for securing principal’s signature on the Transitional Bilingual Education program card (salmon colored).

4. Responsible for affixing LAU sticker and securing principal’s signature to student’s cumulative record.

5. Responsible for insuring that cumulative records of students transferring within the Worcester Public Schools are complete and contain the following: ESL Checklist, IDEA pre-test booklet and two Santillana Progress Charts (Elementary level only). Workbooks should be forwarded when applicable.

6. Responsible for serving as an interpreter, when needed.

7. Responsible for equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

8. Performance of other job-related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.An Associate of Arts degree, or

2.48 undergraduate college credits, or

3.Meeting or exceeding the State-determined score on the Para Professional Assessment or the Work Keys Assessment


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Non-violent crisis intervention trained

2.Previous experience supporting students

3. Transition Specialist Endorsement


WORK DAY/YR: School day/183 days

SALARY: Appropriate step on the Instructional Assistant's Salary Schedule

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $16.56 to $26.66 Per Hour

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or a related condition, veteran status or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-799-3020.

Job Requirements
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  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    1. Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    2. Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Public Schools or the School Committee? If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.
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    4. Please provide a brief description of any experience that you feel will prove helpful in the work for which you are applying. Give any information that will afford a clearer description of your qualifications to work within this position.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Sara Rivera, Principal Clerk- Confidential
    20 Irving Street
    Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
    Phone: 508-799-3027
    Email: RiveraSF@worcesterschools.net